West Block Beauty

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 in Blog, Restoration

West Block Beauty

One last look at the finished J1 stained glass transom from the West Block before it is crated up to await installation on site. This arched window went through a massive restoration process at Northern Art Glass. Over 50 piece of glass were repainted to match the original damaged panes before the panel could be reassembled. It looks pretty good for a circa 1870 stained glass window. The J1 door and frame are currently undergoing a full refurbishing treatment by another heritage contractor before the completed entryway can once again shine on Parliament...

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Last Supper In Stained Glass

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 in Blog, Churches

Last Supper In Stained Glass

One of our favorite long distance clients, a confessed big fan of our artistry and workmanship and, who has ordered other themed projects in the past, commissioned this Last Supper design as a gift for his wife and daughter. You will note Judas leaving the party early, out the door with his big bag of silver. The crate we fabricated was another work of art to safeguard this window, 20″ x 36″ in size, on it’s journey out west. It has now safely arrived and awaiting framing for installation in his home....

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West Block Beauty

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 in Blog, Restoration

West Block Beauty

Northern Art Glass continues year two of a restoration of historic stained glass windows at the West Block on Parliament Hill. This is a beautiful eight pointed ‘rose’ window close to five feet across. The window opening is prominently located above the South entrance overlooking Wellington Street. This original painted and stenciled window dates to the early 1870’s. Our restoration is the first intervention in 145 years. Several of the large petal shapes and most of the outer border panes are replacements painted to match ones which were too badly damaged to save. Our...

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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 in Blog, Doors and Windows

Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration

Stained glass courses of all techniques and levels of instruction have been offered at Northern Art Glass for over 36 years. Thousands of students and countless glass projects have been fostered and encouraged by our enthusiastic instructors. Many students can excel over time. For a few individuals, a course seems to unlocks a latent talent for the art of stained glass. Richard is one of few. These photos illustrate his first real project. Inspired by the windows of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard tracked down original patterns to create this magnificent entryway. He is now working on his second...

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A Stained Glass Addition

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Blog, Doors and Windows

A Stained Glass Addition

A large addition being constructed on the back of a lovely Westboro home certainly did not go as planned. The contractor, upon receiving a hefty progress payment, simply departed in the middle of the project, never to be seen again. Not only were the homeowners left high and dry, it soon became apparent that the suppliers and sub-trades on the job and even the contractor’s own employees had not been paid either. The project ground to a halt, unfinished and exposed to the elements as the colder weather approached. Luckily, a new contractor came to their rescue and completed the project...

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Irish Pub Stained Glass

Posted on Nov 17, 2015 in Blog, Doors and Windows

Irish Pub Stained Glass

Patty Bolands Irish Pub is an institution in the heart of the Byward Market in Ottawa. Northern Art Glass fabricated and installed two floors of stained glass booth dividers, mirrors and door panels when Patty’s first opened the doors. Our favourite glass work graces the Carvery doors. These decorative panels feature complete beer bottles in the design. The carvery doors flip open up to reveal the kitchen and the chef has a command performance. An Irish pub is a good night out. Too much fun for some patrons. At least once a year we return to Patty Bolands to restore damaged stained...

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